“Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears; I come to bury Caesar, not to praise him.”
But what if Marc Antony knew what awaited Caesar on the Ides of March 44 BC?
What if Tsarina Alexandra knew she had only one desperate gambit to play to keep her husband from abdicating on the Ides of March 1917 AD?
Christopher Columbus brought back more from the New World than just word of its discovery on the Ides of March 1493 AD. What if the disease he brought back is amplified, bringing about a second Black Death?
What if on the Ides of March 480 BC King Leonidas and his 300 Spartans fail to hold the Gates of Fire not just for Greece but for the fate of our entire timeline?
These and more, are issues the the Time Patrol must deal with in Ides of March.
Nothing but good times ahead! As long as the Time Patrol does its job.
And coming near the end of May, Time Patrol: D Day!
In Ides, as Antony rehearses for the funeral speech on the Ides, which gives you an idea of his inclinations even before Caesar is assassinated, he says “Give me your ears” which Pyrrha, daughter of Pandora, and traveler from another timeline, admonishes him is a poor choice of words. But Antony, being Antony, says he’ll damn well take their ears if he wants to! History, mythology and science all merge together in this fast-paced story! Along with grammar.
Originally published at writeitforward.wordpress.com on March 15, 2016.